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hear

 (hîr)
v. heard (hûrd), hear·ing, hears
v.tr.
1. To perceive (sound) by the ear: Can you hear the signal?
2. To learn by hearing; be told by others: I heard she got married.
3.
a. To listen to (something) attentively or in an official capacity, as in a court: heard the last witness in the afternoon.
b. To listen to and consider favorably: Lord, hear my prayer!
c. To attend or participate in: hear Mass.
v.intr.
1. To be capable of perceiving sound.
2. To receive news or information; learn: I heard about your accident.
3. To consider, permit, or consent to something. Used only in the negative: I won't hear of your going!
Phrasal Verb:
hear from
1. To get a letter, telephone call, or transmitted communication from.
2. To be reprimanded by: If you don't do your homework, you're going to hear from me.
Idioms:
hear, hear
Used to express approval.
never hear the end of
To be complained to or told about (something) repeatedly or for a long time.

[Middle English hearen, Old English hīeran; see kous- in Indo-European roots.]

hear′er n.

heard

  • phoneme - A word for a hallucination in which voices are heard.
  • pig's whisper - A loud whisper, meant to be heard.
  • noises off - Sounds created offstage to be heard during a play's production; the term has been extended to mean distracting or intrusive background noise.
  • pink noise - Random white noise that has been adjusted so there is equal energy per octave and an equal amount of each signal can be heard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heard - detected or perceived by the sense of hearing; "a conversation heard through the wall"
detected - perceived or discerned; "the detected micrometeoritic material"
References in classic literature ?
I planned to spend mine in new music," said Beth, with a little sigh, which no one heard but the hearth brush and kettle holder.
When she heard the boy moving about and talking in low tones a smile came to her lips.
But the young inventor was too busy listening to the unseen speaker to answer his chum, even if he heard what Ned remarked, which is doubtful.
Aye, you are the chap, ain't ye, that heard the hum of the old Quakeress's knitting-needles fifty miles at sea from Nantucket; you're the chap.
All right," said the other, and went up through the trapdoor; and I heard him step across the floor overhead and put down the hay.
It was pretty close to the shanty, and I thought I heard the old man coming all the time; but I got her hid; and then I out and looked around a bunch of willows, and there was the old man down the path a piece just drawing a bead on a bird with his gun.
And so she began inquiring after her directly, saying, `I know you cannot have heard from Jane lately, because it is not her time for writing;' and when I immediately said, `But indeed we have, we had a letter this very morning,' I do not know that I ever saw any body more surprized.
Medlock opened the door he heard laughing and chattering.
In the evening, after tea, I heard that he was come.
After the famous gala night, she sang once at the Duchess de Zurich's; but this was the last occasion on which she was heard in private.
It was the White Rabbit, trotting slowly back again, and looking anxiously about as it went, as if it had lost something; and she heard it muttering to itself `The Duchess
Presently I reached a great plain where a grazing horse was tethered, and as I stood looking at it I heard voices talking apparently underground, and in a moment a man appeared who asked me how I came upon the island.